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Title Britain's international development policies : a history of DFID and overseas aid / Barrie Ireton.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-272) and index.
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Subject Great Britain. Department for International Development -- History.
Great Britain. Department for International Development.
Economic assistance, British -- History.
Technical assistance, British -- History.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Tables and Figure; 1 Introduction; 2 Britain's Colonial Development Effort; 3 The Creation of the Department: From Colonial to Overseas Development; 4 The Department's Mission: 1964-2013; 5 Development Policies; 6 Natural and Manmade Disasters: The Department's Response; 7 Aid Channels; 8 Associated Bodies; 9 Commercial Issues: The Tying of Aid and the Aid and Trade Provision; 10 Aid Volume; 11 The Department: Managing Itself; 12 Development Impact; Notes and References; Index.
Summary Barrie Ireton tells the unique history of Britain's international development efforts from colonial times to the present day set in a global context. He brings together original research material as well as his personal knowledge over a 40 year career in government. He argues that the Department, led by successive Ministers, continued to pursue its basic mission of poverty reduction in the poorest countries. He also acknowledges important deviations from this trend, particularly during the 1980s when the Aid and Trade Provision became an aggressive use of aid to win export orders at the behest of the interventionist Department of Trade and Industry under an otherwise not interventionist conservative government.
Other Title Print version: Ireton, Barrie, 1944- Britain's international development policies 9781137272324